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Puslinch Report Suggests Nestlé Operations Impact Local Groundwater

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Nestle Waters Canada

by Mike Robinson.

Puslinch councillors are taking a “wait and see” approach regarding a recent report from Harden Environmental that suggests Nestlé’s water taking is impacting local groundwater.

The report from Harden Environmental, the township’s consultant on various hydrogeological matters, was received by councillors on Aug. 10 with little discussion – other than comments that Harden hydrogeologist Stan Denhoed was scheduled to meet with council at its Sept. 7 meeting.

Nestlé Waters Canada’s natural resources manager Andreanne Simard is also scheduled to speak as a delegation at the same meeting.

The Harden report

The report came to council as a result of Nestlé Waters’ application to renew its permit to take water at its Aberfoyle location. In the report, Denhoed referenced a number of documents, including a comprehensive report from 2011 that reviewed pumping tests and potential impacts potentially arising from the Nestlé operation.

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